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Student (AuD) Investigators: Emily Parks, Emily Nusbickel, Brandie Mack, Morgan Zupkus

The purpose of this study is to determine if a Virtual Dynamic Visual Acuity (DVA) test is effective in identifying the need for further in-person vestibular evaluation. A complete vestibular examination typically requires specialized equipment (e.g., videonystagmography, video head-impulse test, rotary chair, vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials), and necessitates patients to travel to a clinic for testing. However, some bedside exam techniques, such as the DVA, might adapt well to a remote administration, and have the potential for an effective tool to identify potential patients with vestibular dysfunction who will need further diagnostic work. Efficient online identification could lead to more patients receiving the appropriate diagnosis and/or treatment when they visit their audiologist for a full evaluation in person. The results of this study will also provide more information regarding the feasibility of telehealth for vestibular diagnostics.

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Virtual Vestibular Screening Compared to On-Site Assessment

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